Category Archives: Iraq

Iraq’s Invisible Refugee Crisis

As violence in Iraq reaches levels not seen in years, untold numbers of Iraqis are once again seeking refuge elsewhere. Amman, Jordan – Maki al-Nazzal, a 57-year-old Iraqi from Fallujah, returned to Amman a week ago from a visit to his home city in Iraq. Having lived in Jordan since 2007, Nazzal, like most refugees, […]

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Dahr Interviewed on Al Jazeera’s Listening Post

Dahr appeared on Al Jazeera’s Listening Post May 4, 2013, “Iraq: ‘Disciplining’ the Media.” We assess the country’s factionalised media as Nouri al-Maliki’s government shuts down 10 satellite TV stations. Dahr’s interview begins at 2:09.

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Iraq: The deadliest war for journalists

More journalists were killed during the US-led invasion and occupation of Iraq than in any war in history. On April 8, 2003, during the US-led invasion of Iraq, Al Jazeera correspondent Tareq Ayoub was killed when a US warplane bombed Al Jazeera’s headquarters in Baghdad. The invasion and subsequent nine-year occupation of Iraq claimed the […]

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Living with No Future: Iraq, 10 Years Later

Back then, everybody was writing about Iraq, but it’s surprising how few Americans, including reporters, paid much attention to the suffering of Iraqis. Today, Iraq is in the news again. The words, the memorials, the retrospectives are pouring out, and again the suffering of Iraqis isn’t what’s on anyone’s mind. This was why I returned […]

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